Hidden Gems Page 10

Schools where the education supercedes the recognition

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Whitman College (10 of 10)

Whitman College

Students at Whitman College embody the liberal-minded culture of the Pacific Northwest and the unique spirit of its oddly named home of Walla Walla, WA. One history major describes the student body: "Whitman students love to get involved. IM sports are a major part of campus life, as are theater productions, guest lecturers, concerts, community service projects, and a variety of interest groups. Although Whitties work hard during the week, they have lots of fun on the weekends." With an undergraduate population hovering around 1,500, students also benefit from very small class sizes and close relationships with professors. "The 10:1 student to faculty ratio is fantastic. Getting a hold of professors has never been a problem, and I know many professors outside of the classroom through class dinners at their house or babysitting their kids," says a senior film studies major.